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Founded Year



Series B | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$10.65M | 10 mos ago

About Z1

Z1 operates as a digital banking application for teenagers and young adults. Its application offers financial education, gamification, and digital banking card. It helps teenagers to learn how to manage and spend their money through gamified financial education features. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Headquarters Location

Rua Bandeira Paulista north 300, apt. 205, Itaim Bibi

Sao Paulo, 04532-000,


+55 (11) 4200-0024


Z1's Products & Differentiators

    Prepaid Card

    Prepaid Mastercard card that can be used in phsyical and online purchases


Research containing Z1

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Z1 in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Aug 7, 2023.

Expert Collections containing Z1

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Z1 is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Fintech.



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Latest Z1 News

Navigator Z1 Intrinsically Safe Smart Glasses

Jan 18, 2024

© Realwear, Inc. The next generation of its Intrinsically Safe (IS) headset, the RealWear Navigator Z1 is built for productivity and safety in industries such as oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and mining. The hands-free wearable solution makes operations smarter, safer, and more efficient. Navigator Z1 is certified for areas where nearly all electronics are strictly prohibited due to the potential risk of explosion or combustion. The wearable can be used on sites including oil & gas production areas, processing mills, chemical facilities, and mines. This headset is Realwear's smartest and lightest IS wearable with an integrated battery, AI Core, and 5G IS connectivity to create a new frontier of smart, connected wearable solutions for frontline workers. It's specially designed for use cases that include equipment troubleshooting via remote expert guidance and virtual training, as well as for workers using field services management (FSM) or streamlined inspection data management systems (IDMS). Remote expert guidance and training Remote experts can conduct in-the-moment maintenance and repair, potentially reducing costly travel and downtime using popular apps like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Field Services Management (FSM) Using just simple voice commands, workers can connect to FSM enterprise AI systems such as hands-free solutions from RealWear and  OverIT to handle work orders safely and quickly and conduct asset maintenance at reduced operational costs. Equipment and Site Inspection Rounds Inspectors can traverse safely around a job site, take high-quality photos, and dictate notes using the field data collection component of an Inspection Data Management System (IDMS) such as hands-free solutions from RealWear and HUVR . From there, the captured data is instantly uploaded and geocoded for integrity verification, auditing, and compliance purposes. The solution saves time and money while enhancing safety and enabling further automation, 3D digital twins, and AI. Navigator Z1 has more than 20 major technical improvements over Realwear's prior devices: AI Core processor specially designed for on-device enhanced AI experiences Significantly lighter for added comfort, while maintaining durability Improved screen visibility with HD 720p display High-resolution front-facing camera (48 mp) for remote collaboration and low-light image capture Wider temperature range for use in more climates and environments Enhanced noise cancellation for improved voice responsiveness and accuracy Faster Wi-Fi 6 and an optional 5G IS solution for private and secure connectivity A thermal camera module to spot issues before they become critical A removable integrated snag-free battery for enhanced safety and extended use Noise cancellation enables voice operation in high ambient noise areas up to 100dBA Enterprise Secure Android 12 As part of the solution, with RealWear’s enterprise-grade  RealWear Cloud web portal, device administrators can add approved apps to the headset, adjust a variety of settings, and even remotely connect to the headset to offer remote device troubleshooting. The headset is certified for ATEX Zone 1, CSA C1/D1, and IECEx. RealWear Navigator Z1 is available through  authorized resellers Realwear, Inc.

Z1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Z1 founded?

    Z1 was founded in 2019.

  • Where is Z1's headquarters?

    Z1's headquarters is located at Rua Bandeira Paulista north 300, apt. 205,, Sao Paulo.

  • What is Z1's latest funding round?

    Z1's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Z1 raise?

    Z1 raised a total of $23.54M.

  • Who are the investors of Z1?

    Investors of Z1 include Clocktower Technology Ventures, Homebrew, Maya Capital, Y Combinator, Gaingels and 15 more.

  • Who are Z1's competitors?

    Competitors of Z1 include Mozper and 4 more.

  • What products does Z1 offer?

    Z1's products include Prepaid Card and 2 more.


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